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For Puna residents affected by the lava, you are invited to come to Hinano Healing Arts/Hawaii Community Acupuncture Tuesday's for a FREE stress relief community acupuncture treatment. Pls call or book on-line for your appointment! Learn more about our community clinic
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KDEN's Production of Lionel Bart's "OLIVER!"
Orphaned Theater Company finds a place to present Lionel Bart's "Oliver!"

What does a theater company do when their beloved performing space is not available due to the rocking and rolling of an active Volcano? For the last month KDEN has been an orphaned theater company doing a show about an orphan and at last Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network has found a home for their summer musical. KDEN's production of Lionel Bart's "OLIVER!" will be moving to the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center. The show will run July 13 - 29, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:30.

"This has been a particularly trying year for us" says director Suzi Bond, "The closing of the National Park less than a week before auditions had people thinking we weren't doing the show. But, the show must go on and this will help bring some normalcy to a very trying situation. The cast has been rehearsing in people's living rooms, Christ Lutheran Church, and at a studio in Volcano owned by the very generous Bonnie Goodell. It is hard to be nomadic and not have consistency, but this cast defines the term troupers. It will be nice to finally be able to rehearse and perform in one place. Lee Dombroski & Dory Yamada at UHH's Performing Arts Center have opened their doors, and their theater and made the facility affordable for us. We couldn't do this without the help of so many wonderful people."

"Oliver!" is the musical version of Charles Dickens' classic tale Oliver Twist. Book, music and lyrics are all by Lionel Bart. This classic musical first premiered in London's West End in 1960. The show features such memorable songs a "Where is Love?", "As Long As He Needs Me", "Food Glorious, Food" and "Who Will Buy?". The talented cast of 19 is led by director Suzi Bond, with musical direction by Walter Greenwood, and choreography by Carmen Richardson. Set design is by Jonathan Sudler with Kala Daily as Stage Manager Starring as the waif Oliver is newcomer Quin Scheetz. Veteran actors Hayden Konanui-Tucker is the Artful Dodger and Joel Kelley is Fagin. Joy Sever takes on the role of Nancy and Ray Ryan is Bill Sikes. The versatile ensemble members are Stephen Bond, Kaulmia Boyer, Debbie Campbell, Kalleigh Chapman, Lichen Forster, Karl & Susie Halemano, Joyce Hanley, ArianaKelley, Michael Meyer, Dawn Pelletier, Steve Peyton, Stanislaw Stack, Travis Woods, and Elizabeth Young.

Tickets are $20 general, $15 Senior 60+/Students and $12 for Children 12 and under. Tickets will be available after July 2 at Kilauea General Store, Kea'au Natural Foods,  Basically Books, and The Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo. For more information and reservations call 982-7344 or

E Ola Mau I Ka Pono Waipi'o Summer Camp
Hawaiian Cultural Immersion, Youth Leadership Camp
July 13 - July 22
Ages 9 - 19

Next Circle: Monday July 23rd 6:00-7:30 pm
 Join us for an online Woman Within Circle, a private, confidential, virtual setting where women encourage, support, and uplift one another. Neither the Woman Within Weekend or Circle Training are required but you must be at least 18 years old. It's free. Invite friends. Even one meeting can have a big impact. It's a perfect way to for you and those you love to learn who we are and what we do. Email to join the email invitation to our meeting room.

Community Calendars:
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July 9-15, 2018 Weekly Classes

Magical Mondays
8:15 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Sarah
3:30 p.m. NVC
6:00 p.m. Hula w/Kumu Ehulani

Transformative Tuesdays
8:15 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga

Wondrous Wednesdays
8:15 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga w/Sarah

Thriving Thursdays
8:15 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga
9:00 a.m. Plant Aloha Homesteading Chickens & Quails (Free)
2:00 p.m. Pono Wisdom w/Kumu Mahealani ($10)

Fruitful Fridays
8:15 a.m. Multi-Level Flow Yoga
7:00 p.m. Bee Dance

Scintillating Saturdays
8:15 a.m. Kundalini Yoga w/Sach Dharam Singh
11:00 a.m. Nia Dance w/Valusha ($10)

Sacred Sundays
2:30 p.m. Ho'oponopono w/Shola

Hawaiian Sanctuary weekly class & event schedule!

Location: Hawaiian Sanctuary  13-3194 Pahoa Kalapana Rd (At Mile Marker 12 South on Highway 130). Pahoa, HI 96778  Only about 1 Mile South of Pahoa Town.   Turn into the driveway at Mile Marker 12! (800) 309-8010   $6-$10 donations unless otherwise noted.


In Celebration of Pride 2018!
Sunday, July 8 at 2:30PM & 7PM
Monday and Tuesday, July 9 & 10 at 7PM
Not Rated, 114 Minutes, Art House & International/ Drama
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8.50 General and $7.50 for Seniors & Students.
Every Tuesday from 6:30-7pm, enjoy Rick Mazurowski on the Mighty Palace Pipe Organ.
Starring: Pekka Strang, Lauri Tilkanen, Jessica Grabowsky
Directed by: Dome Karukoski
In English, German and Finnish w/ English Subtitles.
Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peacetime Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specializing in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work - made famous by his signature 'Tom of Finland' - became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.


Saturday, July 14 at 7PM
Sunday, July 15 at 2:30PM & 7PM
Monday and Tuesday, July 16 & 17 at 7PM
R, 110 Minutes, Drama/ Romance
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8.50 General and $7.50 for Seniors & Students.
Every Tuesday from 6:30-7pm, enjoy Rick Mazurowski on the Mighty Palace Pipe Organ.
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Samuel West
Directed by: Dominic Cooke
Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1926. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

Sunday, July 22 at 2:30PM & 7PM
Monday and Tuesday, July 23 & 24 at 7PM
R, 113 Minutes, Drama/ Thriller
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8.50 General and $7.50 for Seniors & Students.
Every Tuesday from 6:30-7pm, enjoy Rick Mazurowski on the Mighty Palace Pipe Organ.
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer
Directed by: Paul Schrader
Reverend Ernst Toller is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence.

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Have an awesome week!  Stay connected to the Puna Happenings events and classes by checking out our online calendar, website, Facebook Group 
page, and local links above.

Shakti Hoku Douglas
Puna Happenings
volcano art center
July 2018 Events at
Volcano Art Center

SPECIAL NOTE: Our gallery in the National Park remains closed, so all events will take place at our Ni'aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Ni'aulani Campus & Gallery

July 7 & 8 - Oil Painting with Vicki Penney-Rohner 
July 7 - "Art in the Everyday" Community Quilt Project with Laura Phelps Rogers
July 10 - The Wonderful World of Wine & Watercolors with Nancy DeLucrezia
July 12 - Thursday Night at the Center: Literature of the Volcano Series Part 1: Explorers and Early Visitors
July 13 - Quilts in the Forest Exhibition
July 14 - Zentangle: Ink Blown Strings Ohia with Dina Kageler
July 14 - Hawaiian Quilting with Roberta Mueller
July 19 - Thursday Night at the Center: Birds of Hawai'i with Jack Jeffrey
July 21 - Writing from the Heart with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
July 28 - Lauhala Weaving with Jelena Clay 
July 28 - Fabric and Fiber Pop-Up Sale 

Hula Arts at Ni'aulani 

July 5 - Hula Voices 
July 21 - Hula Kahiko featuring Moses Kaho'okele Crabbe - Halauolaok alani
July 21 - Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu and ʻohana

Aloha Friday at Ni'aulani
July 6 - ʻUkulele with Wes Awana
July 13 - Lei making with Randy Lee
July 20 - Hula and oli with Kumu Kaho'okele Crabbe
July 27 - Lei making with Kaipo Ah Chong

For more details on classes and events at the Volcano Art Center- Click Here!  -
Puna Happenings